- martic (1327)
- [2007-11-11 4:54]
Very nice presentation of this squirrel, superb BG, great colors and sharpness,
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2007-11-11 4:57]
Beautifully composed capture Annick. This is excellent stuff! Love the background blur (Bokeh) which is a compositional element here. Excellent work.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2007-11-11 5:08]
Great shot. I like OOF tree trunks in background. Composition, sharpness and collors are great. Also good contrast
As always very good job
- batu (16383)
- [2007-11-11 5:19]
you brought back a really nice collection of wildlife pictures from South Africa. The squirrel is shown with superb sharpness and looks through a well-designed empty space into nowhere. Besides the technical quality of the picture I appreciate the general composition.
Best wishes, peter
- joey (24909)
- [2007-11-11 5:25]
Excellent capture Annick.
The pose of the squirrel is full of energy as if it was about to leap out of the frame.
+++ Great sharpness, detail and clarity.
Superb composition and POV.
Great DOF that blurs the BG nicely.
--- Nothing at all :)
- Jeff2300 (158)
- [2007-11-11 5:26]
Magnifique petit animal super bien prit.
Enjoying the story! Image is very clear, shot in beautiful light with tons of detail. Was the strange thing, that you are referring too, what you can see at the tip of the squirrels tail, what looks like claws?
Either way - great work as always! Cheers, Klaus
great pic, never saw this one bofore. TFS Ori
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2007-11-11 6:44]
nice capture of the squirrel, well composed shot, beautiful colours, the bg looks nice,
tfs & regards
- rousettus (19818)
- [2007-11-11 7:21]
I fallow your African seri. I like all of them. This is also very nice capture of lovely squirrel. Sharpness, details, POV great. Lighting, eye contact, texture of tree and BG very nice. TFS, well done
Even before I read your fine notes, I thought -- this fellow is a bit overendowed -- possibly even enough to make movement difficult -- or am I simply misreading the image? (No I suffer from no frustrations, thank you)
Great capture, with superb details and the perfect composition
- horia (16656)
- [2007-11-11 8:49]
Me again :)
I can't help myself...i just love your series too much...screw work :)
The story is very nice and from it's beginning i knew it would have a happy end :) I applaud the Corolla!
However, the thing you said at the end puzzled me...hmm...now i have to take an even longer look at the picture...
This is indeed a great shot and the pose of the squirrle is amazing! Firstly, the head is positioned exactly behind that peace of tree bark that stands out in the BG. Then, the shape of the tail forms an interesting angle - which makes the two segments of the tail parallel with the structures of the bark. Even its fingers create a interesting shape near those torn parts of the tree.
...but i still feel that i've missed that "perception" thing you were talking about.
Anyway...i can't stay too long, so i must only add that it's a splendid shot, one with an impreccable focus and, as Steve said, an outstanding bokeh in the BG.
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2007-11-11 9:56]
Awsesome photo. I love the virtical lines in the creamy background. The composition and the background work perfectly together. The details are great and the natural colors are wonderful. Great shot.
- nainnain (6259)
- [2007-11-11 10:04]
tres joli ce petit animal de belles couleurs et un super bg, netteté parfaite, bravo, merci a toi
This is a very nice looking squirrel. You have seen and captured this little fellow very well. You have made me very curious about the 'perception' with your note.
Maybe it is my imagination but to me it looks like in the bg between the brown parts on the left there is a lioness. But I can be completly wrong so looking forward to the answer tomorrow.
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-11-11 10:45]
Wonderful shot! Amazing animal - this squirrel looks strange for me, because I've never seen such squirrels. Great composition, detail and sharp is better then very good.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-11-11 12:35]
This is an amazing composition. Your photos are moving into the realm of fine art! Your mastery of depth of field is stunning.
Evelynn : )
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-11-11 13:02]
Wonderfull shot Annick nice to see your portfolio has grown beautifully since your move to S. Africa great location. Good use of fine kit. Lovely composition and fine sharpness lovely background also rgds Necip.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-11-11 13:08]
remarkably well composed, very lively capture.
The rhythms of shapes on the tree and in the blurred background are a perfectly well supporting dramatic adder to the well captured squirrel in perfect pose. Thank you!
With best regards,
Hi Annick, you are sure getting some great shot in Africa, your notes are great. It is very interesting to see a Squirrel from this region, they are not too dissimilar to the Grey Squirrel. This one is beautifully caught as if he is about to leap. As usual with your work, it is crisp and sharp and very well composed. Good light and colours with excellent pov and dof. Is this chap a little over endowed in the nether regions?
- degani (2607)
- [2007-11-12 12:17]
beautiful shot of this little animal, you caught the correct point of view,
- Heyshamite (2193)
- [2007-11-12 15:27]
Good composition and definition. Sharp and colourful. Squirrel appears to have a broken tail but maybe not.
Glad you came out of the mishap OK.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-11-13 4:14]
I am so glad you didn't concentrate on only the big five in your series, but also brought us some of the deverse life in this area. I am so jealous, this has always been a dream of mine. Thank you for your superb work.
- mlines (3116)
- [2007-11-13 11:51]
Hi Annick, A very fine composition of this small animal. The photo has good balance and clarity. TFS. Murray.